Wall plaque

On display

Decorative wall plaque. The plaque is formed as a lozenge-shape with ellaborately scrolling outline and shells at either side. It is assembled from numerous pieces of mother-of-pearl, carved and engraved. On the reverse, the component pieces make up an elaborate geometrical design and there is a slot to allow the plaque to be hung up. The front is enriched with gold reliefs, including trophies and a figure of a helmeted woman with sword and torch, and a putto with trumpet and garland, presumably respresenting Fame. The plaque is set with two saucers, enamelled in colours and gilt, each with a battle scene surrounded by four vignettes.

Details

  • Title

    Wall plaque

  • Artist/maker

    after Georg Philipp Rugendas, I (1666 - 1742) (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    Augsburg (place of creation)
    Vienna (possible) (possible place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1720 mother-of-pearl setting and gold relief or c. 1840 - 1900; 1705 - 1710 enamels
    c. 1840 - 1900
  • Material and technique

    mother-of-pearl, enamel, gold; carved

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    max 40.7 cm (width)
    max 31.1 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Michael Wellby, 2012.

  • Museum location

    Second floor | Gallery 53 | European Goldsmiths' Work
  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA2013.1.302.1

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Further reading

Weinhold, Ulrike, Emailmalerei: an Augsburger Goldschmiedearbeiten von 1650 bis 1750 (Deutscher Kunstverlag, Munich, 2000), 91

Wilson, Timothy, Winterbottom, Matthew, Treasures of the Goldsmith's Art: The Michael Wellby Bequest to the Ashmolean Museum (Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford, 2015)

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